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Galaxy High - MadTree Brewing

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25 Reviews
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Reviews: 25
Hads: 177
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 6.68%
Wants: 42
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
MadTree Brewing visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: screamking on 09-29-2013

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Reviews: 25 | Hads: 177
Reviews by screamking:
Photo of screamking
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Madtree tap room, poured into snifter.

Pours light apricot, with a thin off white head. The nose is filled with huge amounts of tropical notes, pineapple and mango being the biggest. Some bready malts are in there as well. It is a very good smelling beer.

The taste is equally as good if not better. Bitter tropical hops right up front. Pineapple is at the forefront, along with some orange and hints of lemon zest. Back of the mouth gets some sweet mango, along with a slight biscuity malt. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of full bodied. It coats the palate well. ABV is hidden very well for a 10.2%.

I must say I'm not a huge fan of Madtree's canned options, but this is a great DIPA. They need to put this bad boy in 4-pack 16oz cans immediately. Or at the very least make enough to give growler fills at the brewery. This one is worth seeking out even it might be a drive. (894 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Chris33
4.8/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

So smooth for an imperial. Piney and bitter to start then it mellows out to a fruity and smooth finish. It definitely lives up the the hype and name! Living in Cincinnati right now I usually side with the "other guys " (rhinegeist) but Madtree has hit the spot with this one. Blows Saber Tooth out of the water. (312 characters)

Photo of bluejacket74
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce can, canned on 03/19/2015. Maybe I should say cans since I just drank a couple. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a slightly hazy orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention is good, and there's a lot of lacing. The brew smells like citrusy (tropical fruit, mango, orange peel) and spicy hops, bready and caramel malt, and a bit of honey. I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but with the addition of some tangerine and grapefruit. The 10.2% ABV is well hidden! There's also a nice bittersweet finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's coating and creamy with a good amount of carbonation. I think this is a pretty good Imperial IPA, I wouldn't mind having this again in the future. Glad I bought some this morning! $11.99 a 4-pack. (798 characters)

Photo of DoctorBeer
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wonderful citrus flavors. Malty smooth. For a 10% beer, there isn't even a hint of alcohol. A very skillful job by the brewers. (127 characters)

Photo of chrismattlin
4.81/5  rDev +10.8%

I'm sure this is said about a certain beer in every city by the people in craft beer circles, but I'm gonna say it anyway- this beer taste like Pliny The Elder. Plain and simple. Pretty much anyone reading this can relate to a statement like that. If you're chuckling to your self, or rolling your eyes, you're only missing out.

Unfortunately, this brew isn't packaged, but if you should find yourself in greater Cincinnati, do yourself a favor and find yourself a "better" beer bar- the natives here know what's up, and it's on draft at most places. (556 characters)

Photo of Ri0
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured can 12oz can into snifter.

A - Dirty hazy orange with a 2 finger eggshell head. Retention is really good and it fades to a frothy ring with lacing the completely coats the glass.

S - Very hoppy with bigger orange and tangerine aromas. The malt aromas are bready with some honey. Hints of pine and tropical blossoms.

T - A very nice flavor or citrus, orange, tangerine, and faint grapefruit. The honey and bready malts help give a bit of sweetness. Finish is bitter with pine notes and a slight booziness.

M - Somewhat sticky and resinous with a medium body. Well carbonated.

O - Terrific IPA and it's cool that it comes in a can. Had a few beers from Madtree, and they are doing a magnificent job. (711 characters)

Photo of Bonis
4.07/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beer has great flavor, but my can was not carbonated.

So... 1 of the 4 cans I had was not carbonated. This is an excellent beer overall, but I'm not sure how this happened (172 characters)

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unique hop flavor. For being 10% alcohol, this is a very balanced and smooth IPA. MadTree did good. (99 characters)

Photo of rodney4130
4.86/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

What can you say about this? Exceptional in every sense. Get this fresh and experience beer bliss. Citrus, hints of honey malt, no alcohol flavor. Very warming. Very dangerous. A beautiful experience. (206 characters)

Photo of mdmarvich
4.78/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Finally in Can's! Seek this one out. (37 characters)

Photo of kkleu357
3.84/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Very flavorful beer. Most bitter beer of the bottle share. Possibly too bitter for me. Big dank resin flavor. Some pineapple citrus taste. Pretty good. (151 characters)

Photo of StoutFox
4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kaiyote
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cnagle28
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of juicebox
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of GOBLIN
3.89/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mad Tree imo has been knocking out of the park lately. The trend continues with Galaxy High. New to a lot of us due to the recent canning of this gem. I was a little put off by the first can I had . . . But that's why I sometimes wait to review after two. Huge tropical aromas and flavors. Sticky and crisp. Alcohol is well hidden but unfortunately it still finishes a tad harsh. A fantastic dipa . . . Somewhat reminds me of OTWOA. (432 characters)

Photo of jminch
4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of amstokesdb9
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of rwilde
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zonian1
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Iparedman
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of imbuckeye
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madtreeman
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roguer
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, orange-copper appearance, topped with a moderate, light beige head. Decent retention.

Aroma is interesting: there's a nice blend of tropical hops, pale and caramel malts, honey, and floral notes. Reminiscent of Hoptimum.

Flavor follows: it's a sweet, malty DIPA. The individual hop notes blend well with the malts, and are hard to pick out, but there is definitely some resinous pine, to go with very light dank notes and some tropical juiciness.

Thick and almost chewy, slightly syrupy feel. Very satisfying.

This is a very good DIPA, following more toward Hoptimum than Ruination. Worth a try. (605 characters)

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Galaxy High from MadTree Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.